Chemicals & Petrochemicals: Advantage India

| October 4, 2018

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Simplified indirect tax system by replacing 16 tax categories to one GST (Goods and Service Tax Sector-specific Skills Development programme supported through NSDC schemes Implementation of e-governance to boost transparency and create business friendly environment Petroleum, Chemicals & Petrochemicals Investment Regions (PCPIR) policy is under revision to make it more effective

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Life Chemicals

As an advanced synthetic laboratory Life Chemicals employs high skills and research abilities of more than 80 qualified professionals. It also takes advantage of its co-operation with 14 leading Universities, Academic and industrial laboratories and is the largest exporter of their HTS compounds.

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The Changing Landscape for Information Professionals in the Chemical Industry

Article | March 17, 2020

Digital Transformation. Accelerated Globalization. Innovation. Increased Focus on Sustainability. Aggressive New Business Models. Changing Regulations. These are just some of the ways the chemical industry is evolving in recent years. And if the chemical industry is changing, it’s no surprise the role information professionals play in the organization is changing as well. So how can information professionals shift their perspective to support the changing chemical industry landscape? Here are a few ideas: Know what kinds of content chemical researchers want – and have it readily available. Driving down operational costs and speeding up time to market are high priorities for chemical companies. What can information managers do to support these strategic initiatives.

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We can solve the plastic waste crisis but we don’t have much time

Article | March 17, 2020

IN 2015, a global agreement was reached that 8m tonnes a year of plastic waste entering the oceans was unacceptable, according to this September 2020 article in The Conversation. This was the amount of plastic that was estimated to have ended up in the oceans in 2010. “Several international platforms emerged to address the crisis, including Our Ocean, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the G7 Ocean Plastic Charter, among others,” continued the article. But in 2020, an estimated 24m-34m tonnes of plastic waste was forecast to enter our lakes, rivers and oceans. This could reach as much as 90m tonnes in 2030 if the current trajectory continued, said The Conversation. This is the type of information out there, free to view on the internet and accessible via a very quick Google search, representing a major challenges for our industry. I cannot of course verify the numbers. But they are out there. Also out there is a May 2019 article by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which provided a good summary of research into what experts believed was the scale of the waste problem in the developing world.

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Guyana-Suriname basin: Rise from obscurity to super potential

Article | March 17, 2020

Recent discoveries in the Guyana-Suriname basin attest to estimates of 10+ Bbbl of oil resources and more than 30 Tcf of gas.1 Like many oil & gas successes, this is a story that begins with early exploration success onshore, followed by a long period of exploration disappointment in coastal to shelf regions offshore, eventually culminating in deepwater success.

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We need a global agreement that sets targets for reducing plastic waste

Article | March 17, 2020

What follows is an entirely personal take on the challenge of plastic waste and does not represent the views of ICIS or any other expert opinion I have sought out. The views are put forward in the spirit of debate as we move forward, as an industry, to solve the crisis of plastic waste.

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Life Chemicals

As an advanced synthetic laboratory Life Chemicals employs high skills and research abilities of more than 80 qualified professionals. It also takes advantage of its co-operation with 14 leading Universities, Academic and industrial laboratories and is the largest exporter of their HTS compounds.

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